Christmas Crafts, Handmade Holiday Cards & Gifts

Make a Holiday Cookie Greeting Card

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a batch of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Package them in our clever tin that doubles as a holiday greeting card for a thoughtful (and tasty!) homemade gift.

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Materials:
CD tins
CD tin boxes (optional)
parchment paper
card stock
label paper
circle cutter or scissors
printable cover template
printable insert template

Cookie Ingredients:
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preparing the Tins

1. Cut out 24 5-inch circles of parchment paper.
2. Print and cut out 12 cookie inserts on card stock.
3. Print and cut out 12 cookie covers on label paper.
4. Attach covers to the lids.

Making the Cookies

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Line CD tins with 5-inch parchment paper circles and set aside.
3. Sift together flour and baking soda. Set aside.
4. Place butter and both sugars in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until light and fluffy.
5. Add salt, vanilla and eggs. Mix on medium-low speed until well-blended.
6. With mixer on lowest speed, gradually add dry mixture. Mix only until incorporated.
7. Still on lowest speed, mix in chocolate chips just until incorporated.
8. Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
9. Roll dough out to about 1/4-inch thick.

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